Parityagasena, Parityāgasena: 3 definitions


Parityagasena means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Parityāgasena (परित्यागसेन) is the name of an ancient king from Irāvatī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 42. Accordingly, “in it [Alakā] there dwelt a king named Parityāgasena. And he had two beloved queens, whom he valued as his life. One was the daughter of his own minister, and her name was Adhikasaṅgamā; and the other was of royal race, and was called Kāvyālaṅkārā. And with those two the king propitiated Durgā to obtain a son, and performed penance without food, sleeping on darbha grass”.

The story of Parityāgasena was narrated by Gomukha to Naravāhanahatta in order to demonstrate that “the great must endure great pains and gain great glory, but others have little pain and little glory”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Parityāgasena, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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